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Country music star Toby Keith is dead at 62 after battle with stomach cancer

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Country music star Toby Keith, who dominated the charts in the 1990s and 2000s with a string of hits, has died at 62. The singer had been diagnosed with stomach cancer.


The final installment of the 'Amulet' graphic novel series is about to be released

Monday, February 05, 2024

Fans have been waiting more than five years for this book, with no indication of when it would come out. It hits bookstores on Tuesday.


André Braugher, star of 'Brooklyn 99' and 'Homicide', has died at age 61

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

André Braugher, an Emmy Award-winning dramatic actor who translated his studied deadpan into comedic genius as Capt. Raymond Holt on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has died at age 61.


The Latin Grammys are in Spain this year. So what?

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

This year the Latin Grammys will be held outside the U.S., in Seville, Spain. The location raises larger questions about how the awards perpetuate inequalities related to race, class and colonialism.


Arab American comic Dina Hashem has a debut special — but the timing is 'tricky'

Friday, November 10, 2023

Hashem, who writes for The Daily Show, has a standup special called Dark Little Whispers debuting on Amazon Prime Video. It coincides with a heartbreaking political and humanitarian crisis.


Houston-based EZ Band benefits from the success of Regional Mexican music

Wednesday, November 08, 2023

Regional Mexican music is having a breakthrough year. That's great news for EZ band, which is also introducing American pop music to Latin audiences.


De Colombia p'al mundo: How Feid became Medellín's reggaeton 'ambassador'

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Colombian artist Feid recently became the first artist to sell out Puerto Rico's 'El Choliseo' arena in an hour or less. It's just one example of how he has reached a new level of global stardom.


Villano Antillano: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, October 06, 2023

Antillano shows why she's one of the most exciting voices in Latin trap and reggaeton right now.


Michael Connelly, Nikki Grimes, Judy Blume and other authors unite against book bans

Wednesday, October 04, 2023

During what the ALA is calling Banned Books week, more than a dozen high-profile authors are taking a stand against censorship. Author Michael Connelly alone has donated $1 million to the cause.


'Cassandro' honors the gay wrestler who revolutionized lucha libre

Friday, September 22, 2023

The film pays homage to the real story of an unapologetically queer man in a male-dominated sport and society.


Rawayana: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

The Venezuelan group brings its infectious energy and beach-infused sound to the Tiny Desk.


Big pop stars got long overdue recognition at the MTV Video Music Awards last night

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The MTV Video Music Awards Monday night featured more than a dozen performances, a slew of awards and even a surprise reunion of a boy band.


Shakira didn't just 'cross over' — she created a new multicultural pop stardom

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Throughout the 2000s and onwards, Shakira became the melting pot pop star that only she could be, pivoting from one eccentric transformation to the next.


This 18-year-old Colombian survived cancer. Now she's the World Cup star

Wednesday, August 02, 2023

After surviving cancer and signing to Real Madrid, Linda Caicedo is making her mark at the World Cup. The 18-year-old player already scored a goal in each of Colombia's first two matches.


In 'Family Lore,' award-winning YA author Elizabeth Acevedo turns to adult readers

Saturday, July 29, 2023

A winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature is out with a debut novel for adults. Elizabeth Acevedo's Family Lore is about sisterhood and memory in a Dominican-American family.


The artists shaking up the industry at the Latin Alternative Music Conference

Friday, July 21, 2023

The Latin Alternative Music Conference just wrapped its 24th edition. Colombian hip-hop duo Dawer x Damper and Argentinian rock band Usted Señalemelo received this year's Discovery Awards.


Here are the 2023 Emmy Award nominations

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Nominees for the 75th annual Emmy Awards were announced Wednesday by actor Yvette Nicole Brown and Television Academy Chairman Frank Scherma.


At a 'Gente Funny' show, only bilingual audience members are in on the joke

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Latinx comedians with non-English routines have largely been relegated to restaurants, bars and other spaces where Spanish already dominates. But a new generation is changing that, one show at a time.


Brazil's Queen of Rock, Rita Lee, has died

Friday, May 12, 2023

Rita Lee, the Brazilian singer, musician and composer, has died at 75.


Here are the winners of the 2023 Pulitzer Prizes

Monday, May 08, 2023

The Associated Press won two awards for its Ukraine coverage, including the prestigious Public Service award. The prize for fiction went to two books: Demon Copperhead and Trust.